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Topic: Easy summer (half -) shirt ^-^ [NOW with a crude tute~!]  (Read 4387 times)
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« on: May 02, 2007 02:23:46 PM »

Alright, so, I live in the desert that is Arizona.
In case you didn't know, it's REALLY VERY HOT.

Anyway, I felt like slicin' up some clothing, so I took a t-shirt...unfortunantly, it fit, but that just means a little more creativity on my part.  As with almost everything, I had NO IDEA what I wanted to do..just started hackin' away, worked it from there...and tada!


[The front says "Hey! All You Posers...Envy My T-Shirt!" ...sorry for the bra and silly mirror picture ><]


[Simple way to close a shirt. Cut and tie!]


[Side view o' the single-snap neck closure...there isn't much stress on the top because the rest of the shirt is tight enough to support itself, so a single hand-sewn snap works perfectly]


Thanks for looking!
[Comments VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, cough-hint Tongue]



OK, tutorial time [upon request!]
I'm sorry that it was done so poorly in paint, but, I'm on a laptop and we all know how much it sucks drawing on a laptop ><



F: This is the front of the shirt.  Cut off the sleeves, and just the banded collar part. Then cut under the boob-line, kind of following your bra front/back. For the collar, cut carefully around it, not all at once. for sleeves and under-boob, cut through both layers.
B: This is the back of the shirt, sans cut away material.  Think about how thick your bra is [it's a pretty good measurement, I think, but if you prefer a thinner/thicker strap, be my guest!], and cut out the fabric above it, leaving one little bit of material in tact by the collar [otherwise it won't fit around your neck!], as shown...just leave the white parts haha. Cut a line, like the red ones, in both loops of fabric.
D!: Now, just cut the fabric that goes around your neck to fit, and sew something there so they can close up [button, hook/eye...I choose a simple snap], and tada! You're DONE. 

If the t-shirt was TOO tightfitting, then the back won't be able to tie up like it should...in that case, just sew extra fabric [same color from one of the scraps, or maybe a contrasting color!] to each end, and you are GOOD TO GO.

I'm sorry if it was too confusing, I tried but I'm not very good at this ><

If you make one, though, POST IT!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 03:26:21 PM »

heheh. cute shirt, fun text ^^ if you don't mind, i'm going to stare at your hair in adoration now, kay? kay. (i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE natural or unnatural (especially unnatural) red or orange dyed hair. sooooo pretttyyyy)
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007 04:55:28 PM »

cute! looks like itll keep you cool... i know a thing or two about heat, i lived in south georgia for two years!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007 05:51:25 PM »

Cute-cute CUTE! ... and cool for the hot summer. Isn't it funny how some of the best things are creations started impromptu with no planning?  Grin Anyhow, I love your bangs, too!

No, I've never been to AZ. but I hear it can get triple digit HOT!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007 08:47:53 PM »

Awww, thanks guys

Cute-cute CUTE! ... and cool for the hot summer. Isn't it funny how some of the best things are creations started impromptu with no planning?  Grin Anyhow, I love your bangs, too!

No, I've never been to AZ. but I hear it can get triple digit HOT!

Yeah...not as much were I am, not really above 105, but in Phoenix it gets 'round 117, and further out it gets even worse ><

CloudxxSeph: Haha, I used to dye my bangs awesome saftey orange, but can't find dye I like here in the States [specially not in middle-of-nowheres-ville], so I picked the next best color --- red!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007 05:13:28 PM »

that looks amazing, really good job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007 03:14:40 PM »

Looks amazing! I like the rouch sort of look plus the message is funny.

2 thumbs up.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007 01:21:35 PM »

ok i love this shirt.... sooooo cute... do u have a tutorial for it? Huh
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2007 06:43:11 AM »

Love it! Might move me to make one the next time my a/c unit breaks...
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2007 06:30:56 PM »

ok i love this shirt.... sooooo cute... do u have a tutorial for it? Huh

Hmmm...not really, but...

I guess, just cut from the bottom of the arm upwards, and across the collar,then cut out...uhhhh...

I'm not making much sense, am I ><
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